Can PowerBook G4 take 160GB ATA-100?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by MIDI_EVIL, Jul 14, 2007.

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    MIDI_EVIL

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    I was hoping to upgrade my PowerBook with the Seagate Momentus linked here:

    Seagate Momentus 5400.3 160GB U100 8MB Cache


    Is this possible? Is there a limit on the PowerBooks? Of course, am I looking at the correct type of HD?

    Thanks in advance,


    Rich.
     
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    yippy

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    Yes, that should work fine.

    Just know that upgrading the hard drive of a powerbook isn't exactly easy.
     
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    MIDI_EVIL

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    Yeah i'm fairly worried, but I know it will be fun!

    Oh, what tools do I need exactly?

    Rich.
     
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    yeah its not fun taking a pb apart, you can do it but you need a few little screw drivers. theres a fix-it guide on the internet that will show you how to do it
     
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    cal6n

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    If it's a TiBook, then you'll be wanting a torx T8 driver. If it's an Alibook you'll need a good quality philips 00 driver and a torx T6 (IIRC).

    Don't buy crap as you'll chew up the screw-heads. Torx drivers, being a bit special, are generally good quality but cross points are another matter. I bought a "CK" branded set of watchmakers screwdrivers in a proper case from a reputable toolshop and they've lasted many years.

    Look after your tools and they'll look after you!
     
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    MIDI_EVIL

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    Ahh, great tip there!

    Could you point me in the direction of a set of good Torx drivers?

    A high street store ? B&Q?

    Rich.
     
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    cal6n

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    I'd tend to avoid the likes of B&Q. There are a couple of shops I'd use in Brighton. They only sell tools and they've been in business for years. The owners really know what they're selling. You must have a shop like that near you.

    Otherwise something like these:

    Jewellers screwdrivers and Torx drivers
     
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    MIDI_EVIL

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    That's really good of you! They're not too pricey either.

    I think i'll go for what you linked!

    Thanks all!

    Rich.
     

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